Thursday, December 11, 2014

Information about Soccer

Soccer is a sport that is played all across the globe. It has many different facts. To start off, it is the most popular game played in the entire world. Only, in other countries, they do not call soccer, soccer, they call it football. Even though we call it by different names, everyone celebrates the same event. This event is called the World Cup. Over one billion viewers tune into watching this tournament on television. This tournament is also played every four years giving teams time to practice and get ready. The champion of this sport is Brazil with five World Cup wins. Those are a few vital facts about soccer.
     Now I will tell you the rules of the game and how to play. Professional teams play on one hundred and fifteen yards by seventy five yards size fields. Teams are composed of eleven players, one goal keeper, four defensive players, four mid fielders and two strikers. Games are started by having one team kickoff in the middle of the field. The objective of the game is to score more goals than your opponent, before the end of the game. Games only last ninety minutes with a half time at forty five minutes in. At half time, teams switch sides and the opposition gets the ball. This game was given the name, football, for a reason. Players are not allowed use their hand, only the goalie. But, you are allowed to use your hand when you are throwing the ball in bounds. Those were a few rules of soccer and how to play the game.

Have fun playing this sport!:)